The Australian Catholic CIO used all his discretion to maintain an underweight position in risk assets before recommending a deployment of cash into equities and credit in what turned out to be the most valuable superannuation fund trade of 2020, Matthew Smith writes.
Matthew SmithFebruary 12, 2021
The Myer retail-turned-philanthropy family is actively choosing environmental, social and good governance investments to drive its performance, a process it began two years ago, Martyn Myer explains.
Meredith BoothJanuary 11, 2021
The move away from traditional 60/40 benchmark portfolios may have been hastened by the pandemic and our ultra-low rate environment, says the fund’s head of strategic partnership, but the writing has been on the wall for a number of years.
Tahn SharpeNovember 16, 2020
The range of forecastable economic outcomes is as wide as its ever been, says MLC Asset Management portfolio manager Myooran Mahalingham. Tread lightly on the hunt for alpha, and keep the fundamentals front of mind.
Tahn SharpeOctober 26, 2020
The shift of policy influence in recent years from Treasury to the ministers’ offices has likely contributed to the design of government's new performance measurement which has been panned by experts.
Matthew SmithOctober 19, 2020
With savings plans failing to generate returns due to rock-bottom interest rates, Daniel Seiler from Vontobel Asset Management has predicted investors will begin to develop multi-asset portfolios rather than just cash, instead of just taking on straight equity exposure.
Jessica SierSeptember 17, 2020